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Richard L. “Rick” Woerner

January 23, 1952 - July 17, 2019

          Richard L. “Rick” Woerner, age 67, of Bear, DE, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

          Born in Wilmington, DE on January 23, 1952, he was a son of the late William J. and Sarah (Heck) Woerner.  Rick worked as a master scheduler with The Boeing Company, retiring after 26 dedicated years.

          In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William J. Woerner, Jr.  Rick is survived by his sister-in-law, Doris J. Woerner; and several cousins.

          A memorial service will be held at a later date.   

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  • Celia & I share in the sadness of all our cousins.

  • It’s difficult to say goodbye, but I know that Uncle Ricky is at home in heaven with Grandpa, Grandma, and Dad.

  • I first met Richard back in 1987 when I moved to Bear. He was my next door neighbor. He and I had much in common. We both were still single and were trying our very best to take care of our aging mothers. Richard loved his mother very much and took care of her in every way that he could. When she passed away a few years later, an emptiness entered into Richard’s heart. He tried long and hard to find someone to fill that void. But in life, sometimes things that we really want are simply not meant to be. I often spoke at length with Richard. Sometimes we met at the mall where he and I often went shopping or just “browse walking”. Often we ran into each other in our back yards, and yes, we “chewed the fat” quite a bit. Richard would usually keep me aware of the neighborhood news whenever we had our friendly conversations. As the years went by, unfortunately, Richard began to experience health issues that eventually made it nearly impossible for him to continue the walking that he enjoyed so much.

    Richard was a very intelligent person, having worked for an Aerospace industry in Pennsylvania for many years before retiring. Yes, I learned quite a bit about Richard and about other things by having the privilege of speaking with a man who was not afraid to share his knowledge and insights with me. Our conversations were seldom dull.

    After I got married, I became involved with the typical “husband duties” and our once frequent conversations became by necessity far less frequent. For a while my new wife even tried to “hook him up” with one of her friends, but that, too, was not meant to be.

    Richard did get involved with our community’s civic association and spent a good deal of his time trying to make things better for all of us.

    I want everyone to know that Richard was a GOOD AND DECENT man who, through the kindness in his heart, chose to spend the best years of his life loving and taking care of his dear mother.

    Rest in peace my good neighbor…

  • I am so sorry to learn of Richard’s passing. He was very kind and always keep us informed of how he was doing. He will be missed! My deepest condolences!